Explore different views on the practice of Nafl prayers before and after Maghrib and find out the appropriate times for these additional acts of worship.
Is there any nafl before Maghrib?
The first view is held by the Hanafi and Maliki scholars, who do not consider praying any nafl before Maghrib as recommended. They have based themselves on the general traditions reported from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) which order us to pray Maghrib without delay as soon as the sun has set.
Is there nafl after Maghrib?
An unspecified number of extra nawafil are also recommended after Maghrib from a minimum of two upwards. Some hadiths recommend six specifically. Note: Two Rak’ahs are mustahabb between the adhan and iqamah according to some schools.
When can I do nafl prayers?
Nafl Salah can be performed at any time except when congregational prayers have started, at sunrise (until it has risen), when the sun reaches its zenith (until it passes) and just before the sunsets.
What comes after Maghrib?
Most Muslims pray five times a day, with their prayers being known as Fajr (before dawn), Dhuhr (afternoon), Asr (late afternoon), Maghrib (after sunset), and Isha (nighttime), always facing towards the Kaaba.
Can you pray 2 rakat before Maghrib?
Muslim records that Ibn ‘Abbas said: “We would pray two rak’at before maghrib, and the Prophet would see us but he would not order us to do so, nor would he prohibit us.”
What is the rule of Maghrib?
Maghrib consists of 3 obligatory rakats. Each rakat takes about a minute to pray, meaning that praying Maghrib will taken you around 3 minutes total. When praying with an imam in a mosque, however, it may take longer. Keep in mind that it’s considered a sin to rush through prayers in Islam.